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Nothing can stop me now! Week three predictions

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I'm on a roll and even though there is no money to be made from these picks, I hope it continues. Last week I correctly predicted 54 of 64 games played and have gone a grand total of 115-18 over the past two weeks. Will it continue this week, or will I crash and burn quicker than North Carolina State's Chuck Amato's coaching career? Ah, the joys of suspense.

Here are the picks and a quick look at some key games...

Week three predictions

Thursday game predictions

Middle Tennesee State: 28
Tennessee Tech: 14

West Virginia: 41
Maryland: 22

Toledo: 21
Kansas: 17

Saturday game predictions

Virginia Tech: 35
Duke: 3

Boston College: 28
TDS: 14

Illinois: 21
Syracuse: 14

Pittsburgh: 31
Michigan State: 28

UConn: 24
Wake Forest: 17

Ohio State: 49
Cincinnati: 14

Iowa: 24
Iowa State: 21

Kansas State: 28
Marshall: 10

Arkansas: 35
Vanderbilt: 17

Akron: 38
Central Michigan: 14

Georgia: 42
UAB: 21

Purdue: 24
Ball State: 14

Georgia Tech: 35
Troy: 21

Miami (Ohio): 28
Kent State: 7

Northwestern: 17
Eastern Michigan: 10

Minnesota: 49
Temple: 7

UCF: 35
South Florida: 21

Rutgers: 33
Ohio: 14

Oregon: 35
Oklahoma: 21

Oklahoma still has yet to impress me in their first two games of the season and I think Oregon's home crowd will make it very difficult for the Sooners to win. Oregon looks sharp, especially after their win against Fresno State last week. It should be a good game, but Oregon will win.

Auburn: 24
LSU: 21

This might be the best game of the week and one that could have national championship implications. LSU looked really impressive in their dominating win over Arizona last week and Auburn has looked mighty strong over the past two weeks. I think Auburn has the edge, but only because the game is being played at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Virginia: 21
Western Michigan: 10

Wisconsin: 31
San Diego State: 17

Penn State: 45
Youngstown State: 3

Louisville: 35
Miami: 24

Two years ago Louisville almost beat Miami down in the Orange Bowl and if that would have happened, Utah football history would have been altered dramatically. That loss was Louisville's only of the season and made it possible for the Utes to climb high enough in the BCS rankings to claim a spot in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. This year Louisville gets its revenge.

Boise State: 28
Wyoming: 17

Notre Dame: 32
Michigan: 17

Ah the classic rivalry. I picked Notre Dame to lose to Georgia Tech and Penn State the past two weeks, but this time I'm going with them. It should be a tough game, but I think Michigan still isn't there yet. And I'll admit, Notre Dame has impressed me so far this season.

Indiana: 35
Southern Illinois: 6

Washington State: 28
Baylor: 14

Idaho: 31
Idaho State: 7

TCU: 35
Texas Tech: 31

This is a solid instate battle and both teams have a legitimate shot at winning. I think the game will be a thriller and if TCU can get a win, they may just make a BCS bowl game.

Ole Miss: 17
Kentucky: 10

Bowling Green: 28
Florida Internationa: 10

Texas: 48
Rice: 10

Cal: 42
Portland State: 7

Fresno State: 35
Washington: 28

Washington looks more improved over last year's team, playing Oklahoma tough in Norman. They're not there yet, but this should be a good game and if they can beat the Bulldogs, a bowl season might be in store for the Huskies.

Oklahoma State: 41
Florida Atlantic: 10

South Carolina: 49
Wofford: 3

Mississippi State: 28
Tulane: 10

Tulsa: 28
North Texas: 10

Southern Miss: 31
North Carolina State: 21

Houston: 42
Grambling State: 17

East Carolina: 35
Memphis: 24

Arizona State: 38
Colorado: 17

It's a possibility that Dan Hawkins, after winning 83% of his games with Boise State, will start his career 0-3 at Colorado. He's not on the hot seat, but this season could get ugly fast and the Buffs need to win this game if they're going to salvage it.

Alabama: 42
LA Monroe: 10

Northern Illinois: 28
Buffalo: 7

Florida State: 21
Clemson: 14

I felt Clemson was overrated heading into this season and last week may have proven me right. The Tigers need a win against Florida State if they have any chance of winning ACC Atlantic. A loss would almost certainly doom them to another unimpressive season.

Tennessee: 17
Florida: 14

This is a classic rivalry and if Tennessee loses, it might signal the end of Coach Fulmer's career with the Vols. This will be Urban Meyer's first true test of the season and starting SEC play 0-1 would not bode well for the Gators.

New Mexico State: 21
Texas Southern: 10

SMU: 35
Sam Houston State: 14

Missouri: 28
New Mexico: 10

USC: 45
Nebraska: 21

There is a lot of hype surrounding Nebraska this season and while I think they're good, I just don't see them defeating USC. The Trojans destroyed Arkansas in week one and should win this game against the Cornhuskers.

Utah: 47
Utah State: 10

Colorado State: 28
Nevada: 24

Texas A&M: 42
Army: 17

Stanford: 21
Navy: 14

Arizona: 31
Stephen F. Austin: 3

Sunday game predictions

Hawaii: 35
UNLV: 28

That's the picks, now let's see how close I come.